Biden Has No Plans To Visit Georgia Before Tuesday’s Senate Runoff

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President Joe Biden has no plans to visit Georgia to campaign for Democrat Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, days before the Senate runoff on Tuesday.

A reporter asked Biden on Friday why he wasn’t going to Georgia to campaign for Warnock. The president responded that he was going to Boston instead.

The president is flying to Massachusetts on Friday to aid Warnock from afar. He is set to participate in a phone bank run by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a reception for the reception for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

“I’m going to Georgia today to help Senator War — not to Georgia; we’re going to help Senator Warnock because I’m doing a major fundraiser up in Boston today for — for the — our next and continued Senate candidate and senator,” Biden said.

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has insisted that Biden would do whatever Warnock wanted, but has not specifically answered why he won’t go to Georgia.

“The president is willing to help Sen. Warnock any way he can, however the senator wants him to get involved,” Jean-Pierre said Wednesday and Monday.

Warnock has distanced himself from Biden throughout his campaign and refused to answer a question during October’s debate as to whether the president should run again in 2024. It appears he has not asked Biden to come to Georgia, given the administration’s promise to “get involved” in any capacity. Warnock and Vice-President Kamala Harris also did not answer questions as to whether Biden would join on the campaign trail in November. (RELATED: Walker And Warnock Tied In Georgia Senate Runoff Poll)

Former President Donald Trump has also not announced any plans to visit Georgia in person to support Republican candidate Herschel Walker. He will call supporters in the state and send emails instead, people familiar with Trump’s plans told the New York Times.

The Daily Caller has reached out to Sen. Warnock’s office and will update this story as necessary.